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"Race against time" in Asia
“Race against time” in Asia

The international development secretary has warned of a “race against time” to deliver aid to countries devastated by the Asian tsunami. Downplaying suggestions the US-led “core” group initiative – backed by Australia, India and Japan – would undermine the work of the United Nations, Hilary Benn told the BBC the UN was the only body… Read more »

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Blair right to remain in Egypt, says Prescott
Prescott defends PM’s response to tsunami disaster

The British Government’s response to the Asian tsunami disaster was the quickest possible, the Deputy Prime Minister has said. John Prescott stressed that no country had “moved as fast” as the UK in the first 24 hours of the crisis and rejected calls from Conservative leader Michael Howard, who said that Tony Blair should have… Read more »

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